Mordecai Meirowitz

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Mordecai Meirowitz (born c. 1922-1927 in Romania) was an Israeli postmaster and telecommunications expert.

Meirowitz invented the code-breaking board game Master Mind. After being rejected by leading games companies, he sparked the interest of a Leicester-based company, Invicta Plastics, which restyled and renamed the game.[1]

Released in 1971, the game sold over 50 million sets in 80 countries, making it the most successful new game of the 1970s.[2]

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  1. ^ Invicta Toys and Games
  2. ^ Pickover, Clifford A. (2009). The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics. New York: Sterling. ISBN 978-1-4027-5796-9. OCLC 262694306. , p.442.